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Edition #8 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1994, a year which for many is best remembered for giving us two of hip hop’s most revered debut albums, Nas’ Illmatic and Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die. It was also a golden year for radio and mixtape DJs with tapes from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Stretch Armstrong, Doo Wop, Ron G and others being a key outlet for the new breed of underground acts as well as established names.

Tracklist and download link after jump. You can find previous editions here.

Chris Read – Classic Material Intro
Warren G – 94 Ho Draft (Excerpt)
Ghetto Concept – Certified (Instrumental)
Chris Read – Theme #1 Scratchapella
Common – I Used To Lover Her (Acapella)
Cella Dwellas – Land Of The Lost (Instrumental)
Nas – One Love (Instrumental)
Big L (Feat. Kid Capri) – Put It On (Acapella)
Brand Nubian – Holding On (Remix)
Boogie Monsters – Strange (Vocal)
Boogie Monsters – Strange (Instrumental)
Craig Mack – Flava In Your Ear (Instrumental)
Beatnuts – Props Over Here (Acapella)
Youngstas – Mad Props (Lp Version)
Group Home – Supa Star Instrumental
Lord Finesse – Shorties Kaught In The System (Acapella)
Bush Babees – Remember We (Salaam Remi Instrumental)
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Acapella)
Cella Dwellas – We Got It Hemmed
Justice System – Dedication To Bambaataa (Beatnuts Mix)
Common – Resurrection Instrumental
Bush Babees – We Run Things (Acapella)
Notorious Big – Machine Gun Funk (Dj Premier Remix)
Lords Of The Underground – Tic Toc
Oc – Born To Live
Pete Rock & Cl Smooth – Take You There (Instrumental)
Pete Rock & Cl Smooth – Take You There (Acapella)
Youngstas – Hip Hop Ride (Mellow Mix)
Youngstas – Hip Hop Ride (Mellow Mix Instrumental)
Nine – Wutcha Want (Acapella)
Artifacts – What Goes On? (Instrumental)
Organised Konfusion Feat Large Professor – Stress (Large Professor Remix)
Troubleneck Brothers – Back To The Hip Hop


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